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“Susan is an excellent, thoughtful, and skilled mentor. She encourages writers with constructive comments and establishes a safe environment where creativity flourishes. Working with her is a joy.”—Paula Selis, J.D. See All
“Susan is an excellent, thoughtful, and skilled mentor. She encourages writers with constructive comments and establishes a safe environment where creativity flourishes. Working with her is a joy.”—Paula Selis, J.D.
“I was grateful to Susan Meyers for taking on my project and even more grateful when I reviewed her work on my novel draft. In addition to advising me on conventions in publishing, Susan captured and corrected errors in grammar and offered wonderfully helpful advice on contextual issues in the narrative. Perhaps of greatest importance were the abundant evidence that she ‘got’ the story I was trying to tell and her enhancing of my ability to tell it.”—Roger Roffman, author of Marijuana Nation: From Vietnam to Legalization
“Working with Susan was just what I needed to resurrect my novel. She provided concrete theory on how to construct chapters and an overall novel structure, as well as general coaching about the actual sitting-your-butt-down-and-writing bit. Working with her was inspirational, helpful, and fun!”—Jason Gerend, Microsoft
“I highly recommend working with Susan Meyers for her focus on story development and structure and her guidance with developing conflict and characters in novels. Susan taught me how to critically evaluate story structure and to develop character-centric narratives that were both mysterious and exciting. My writing has improved tremendously.”—AJ Reiman, Microsoft
With 20+ years of experience coaching authors and teaching at four top-ranked universities, Susan V. Meyers currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Arizona, and has been a writer in residence at seven different arts centers around the country. Both her nonfiction book on immigration and her novel, Failing the Trapeze, have won major awards, including the Nilsen Award for a First Novel and grants from the Fulbright foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Other work has recently appeared in Per Contra, Calyx, Dogwood, The Portland Review, The MacGuffin and The Minnesota Review, and it has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.